I believe this is one of the prettiest places in Mexico, even though it’s hot as hell. I’ve been there several times, but this post will talk mainly about the time we visited in 2017.
The capital, where we ate lots of delicious things like muevos motuleños. Stroll around Paseo Montejo in the afternoon and have lunch in la Chaya Maya Restaurant.
About an hour an a half from Merida. Drive to Celestun and take a boat to see the mangrove and flamingoes. After watching birds at Celestun, ask your guide for the best place to eat lobster or crab, at very reasonable prices at the beach (and you might end up seeing lookalikes 👀).
Izamal is a beautiful Pueblo Mágico (magic small town) with it’s own yellow color. Every facade is painted with it and makes for good instagram pictures. Just avoid going when it’s too hot…
Escape from the heat by swimming in a cenote, which are underground pools of water. There are lots (hundreds) of them, so check out which ones are on your route (we went to Ik-kil which is next to Chichen Itzá).
If your into mayans, this is the largest archaeological site you can visit. Its main pyramid was picked as one of the modern seven wonders of the world. We went at night to see the “nights of Kukulkan” show. If you go, please don’t record the whole show with a selfie stick 😑, its quite annoying to be the one behind you…
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On our last day in Yucatán we visited this Hacienda, where rope is made from henequén. It’s a hotel where you can stay, or if you prefer you can take one of the guided tours to learn how to turn henequen fiber into rope, meet Don Antonio (a mayan senior who used to work on the hacienda on its glory days), and end refreshing yourself inside the beautiful Dzul-Ha cenote.